Golden age of BTCC Cars set to descend on 74th Members’ Meeting. Watch the preview video here
The 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting will celebrate the golden age of the British Touring Car Championship in 2016, with a host of '90s Super Touring machines set to take to the track. 16 cars from the era that defined the British Touring Car Championship will take to the track in West Sussex in March, with a high-speed demonstration on each day of the event set to take place.
Goodwood shot this preview video with some of the cars ahead of the event. ‘It was like WWF Wrestling’ Super Touring Legend Anthony Reid tells 2013 BTCC Champion Andrew Jordan, ahead of Jordan’s first drive in the legendary Renault Laguna.
The 2016 event will take place on March 19-20, with eleven separate race categories set to wow crowds for the 74th time at the Meeting.
Super Tourers from 1995-2000 will provide the on-track thrills, with the likes of John Cleland’s 1997 Vauxhall Vectra and Rickard Rydell’s 2000 Prodrive-prepared Ford Mondeo among those set to be driven in anger once again.
Two-time BTCC Champion Cleland and podium finisher Patrick Watts – both of whom race in the HSCC’s Super Touring Championship – will take part in the Goodwood demonstration in, respectively, their own Vectra and ‘98 Peugeot 406 respectively.
The 2000 Honda Accord in which Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen won the last BTCC race held to Super Touring rules, Frank Biela’s 1996 championship-winning ex-works Audi A4 Quattro, and Jo Winkelhock’s 1994 BMW 318i are also confirmed already.
The late David Leslie, who lost his life in a plane crash in 2008, will also be honoured, with the RML-run Ecurie Ecosse Cavalier in which the he took his maiden BTCC success at Thruxton in 1993 also taking to the track.
The Super Touring high-speed demos join those for ground-effect Formula 1 cars and 5-litre Group 5 Sportscars from the early ‘70s on the Members’ Meeting line-up.
A small number of tickets went on general sale on 1 January 2016, and are currently still available.